I tend to like all the Contour mounts. Each are made for a purpose, some for very specific purposes and some for more general - but they all work as designed (all of them that I have used). In my case, I don't use goggles and didn't need a mount for goggles. But I did need a mount that doesn't exist, and was looking at all the Contour mounts to determine which one would be best to "repurpose" to my need.
First, since not many will be interested in my odd use of the mount, let me describe it from a general point of view:
- Sturdy and precision made, just like all Contour mounts. It is made to fit perfectly with your Contour camera and it will.
- Adjustable angle. However, the angle must be adjusted when the two "halves" of the mount are paired. You cannot make adjustments to the camera angle once the mount is in place. The reason this is, is because the fabric of the goggle strap fits between the lower mount housing and the upper disc (with the mounting rails). This holds the camera to the goggle strap and also holds the position of the mount tightly in place.
- Non-skid padded backing. The mount base has a foam pad that will provide a comfortable fit against your head (if worn on a goggle strap). It also helps to hold the until from sliding or shaking.
- Safety teather. I use it, but it really doesn't seem like the camera is ever going to slip out of the mount. But a nice safety to have.
Getting the mount "just right" by inserting the mount disc into the base can take some practice. It is easy for the disc to be "one tooth off" when you snap it into place. That one tooth makes a big difference to camera angle... so you'll need to remove and retry. It took me several attempts to get it just right. Remember, you have fabric (goggle strap) between them.
The Goggle Mount functions as it was designed to, and is very similar to the hat mount. Both require the fabric between the base and disc of the mount to provide the tight friction to keep everything snug. It might not be perfect, but it works. I recommend it.
Now, for those interested (or just curious), I purchased this mount for another purpose. To make a hat-bill mount. Yes, Contour makes a hat mount, but it is designed for the side of the hat. I want as true a first-person-point-of-view picture as I can get to record video of shooting sports. The universal flat surface mount would have been my favorite choice for this, because it can be adjusted while mounted - but its base doesn't have enough 'meat' to it - and you can't use adhesive to mount to a hat bill. I looked at the hat mount and thought of repurposing it - but it also doesn't have a lot of extra length to the base. The goggle mount looked perfect for what I needed. After careful placement and temporary clamping and testing to be certain it was where I needed it, I drilled four small holes through the mount and the hat bill and attached with machine screws and nuts. This allows the camera to lie side-mounted via the rails on my hat bill, pointed directly over my dominant eye, and is very secure. I'll try to post a few photos of this for the curious (but not for the squeemish).